An Illinois couple came forward June 15, 2012, to report watching a 30-foot, disc-shaped object that moved quickly toward their car from a high altitude and passed over the highway at 30 feet in front of them, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The couple was driving along I-355 southwest toward New Lenox at 7:45 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2011, when the incident occurred.
“We were roughly four miles from the U.S. 6 Southwest Highway exit when I noticed a small, extremely bright silver and amber-hued light flare violently in the southeastern sky,” the reporting witness stated. “After momentarily intensifying, it began to soundlessly plummet towards the earth at a 75-degree angle.”
The witness braced himself for the object’s impact.
“The light, which at first resembled a pulsating silver and amber flame, was falling so rapidly I estimated it would collide with the terrain just a few hundred feet from our car in seconds. Unconsciously bracing myself for impact, I was startled when it began to decelerate, releasing four amber-hued jets or streams of what appeared to be flaming gas as it declined to an altitude of 200 feet.”